How To Make A Washable Crate Cover

Storage in kids rooms is often times a ridiculous adventure. You set out to find something attractive and it can all feel over-priced, while other options are flimsy and feel generic in looks. Plastic crates are a nice sturdy option, but don't offer much in the way of looks — until now!

Crates (plastic or metal) are extra functional, but when it comes to small children are good places to get your fingers stuck in, or allow small parts (doll hairbrushes and race cars) to fall through their holes. Laura Gunn over at Paint My Hair whipped up a quick tutorial on how to make a cover for these utilitarian holders, for both outside and in.

They're washable, customizable, and best of all easy to do with this fabulous tutorial. Every step is outlined with pictures and measurements, so even if you're not headed to the Winter Olympics for sewing, you'll still be able to follow right along.

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You can see her crates in action in her craft room, where she has them stacked tall. Little hands would pull them right over, but each crate would tuck away nicely in a corner or open bookshelf nook!

(via: Craftzine & The Long Thread)
(Images: Heather Gunn)

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Sarah Trover has lived all across the Midwest and currently calls the hot dog-laden city of Chicago home. She rides scooters and seeks out kitchens that make the best pie.